selection of icons of different types of people

My name is Stephen McCarthy.

I build high performing and inclusive design teams.

I deliver user centred product strategy and design.

I make complex things understandable and beautiful.

I’m currently Head of Design for GOV.UK and the UK’s Government Digital Service.

Building the GOV.UK design language

Creating common platforms for the public sector

Building a cross-government design community

Designing a payments service for the public sector

Designing the GOV.UK Coronavirus response

Branding the International Design in Government community

Creating and running GovDesign meetups

Event branding for Sprint 18

Using design to build a strong org culture

Building a brand for Services Week

Designing a new publication by Public Digital

Building a simple GOV.UK corporate comms style

Event branding for ConCon

Designers as power brokers

Using pictograms to tell an important story

Defining a point in time using pictograms

Building a brand for the GDS Academy

Creating an iconic logo for the Open Government Licence (OGL)

Building the Science Gallery brand

The Nothingness of Now – EP prints

Designing the Eco-marathon experience